23 October 2013
For years animal welfare advocates have desired an Animal Abuser Registry and now we have model legislation and a lobbyist toolkit to help us achieve one in our home state.
Written by attorney and animal welfare advocate, Nathan Winograd, the legislation model is designed to assist local animal advocates to lead the charge in getting a registry onto the state law books.
Today, there is currently no means of ensuring that animals are not placed into the hands of convicted animal abusers. An “Animal Abuser Registry” modeled on those laws which currently exist to protect children, would require people convicted of these types of crimes to register with the state. The registry would then be available to shelters, rescue groups, pet stores, breeders, and the public. Abusers would not be permitted to have animals and it would be illegal to give or sell an animal to them.
The animal abuser registry legislation model and lobbyist toolkit are both available at no charge in the links below:
and see this link for information on getting legislation introduced and passed in your state/lobbyist toolkit.
Please share with the animal welfare community. The time for an Animal Abuser Registry is long overdue and now we have the resources to right that wrong.
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